youth violence

Recent Violence in Seattle and outlining areas

We have had a recent series of violent gun-related incidents in Seattle over the past few years. However this year, as reported by the Seattle Police Department, there has been more violence involving possible guns.

This week, I have informed various organizations that I personally feel that the local ‘church’ organizations, community activists,etc should have their pastors, hot the streets daily and target youth one on one to end this violence immediately. Not tommorrow, not next week, not next month, today. Right now.

On Thursday a Madrona man named Justin Ferrari was killed, caught in a crossfire while preparing to go on a vacation with his wife. His parents, and children were in the car when he was fatally shot. Mr. Ferrari recently had worked at Seattle based Zillow as Sr. Software Developer.

Then over the weeked more violence was reported with several shootings, as well as a shooting at the Seattle ‘Folklife’ Festival.

And now yet more shootings..

I’m REQUESTING that the Seattle Police Department, local church leaders, as well as youth-violence organization leaders, whose CLAIMS are to end this violence, are on the STREETS, at events, monitor the streets, and ‘enforce and suppress’ any form of violence. I’m concerned it is their and our responsiblility to do just that, to the best of everyone’s ability.

As with Mr. Ferrari, other innocent victims have been hurt and/or killed. There is no need to continue with these shootings and killings.

Even with the DOJ investigating the SPD, who will be monitored as an end result I suspect, if these ‘youths’ are not approached and given better options, sooner or later regardless if the SPD know they are now being monitored, someone(youth) will put themselves in a situation and be shot/killed. This is not going to happen just once, this will happen multiple times.

Lets all get to work and stop this violence..
…because talk,…means nothing.

Ron Williams 310-270-6887

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How was job growth in Seattle? Better than you think

Seattle ranked fifth in the nation for job growth between January 2011 and January 2012, according to a new study released Friday.

The study, by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, reports that the number of jobs increased by 2.2 percent in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area during the one-year period.

The fastest-growing job market nationally was Houston, according to the study, with a 3.7 percent increase. It was followed by Atlanta (up 3.1 percent), Denver (up 2.5 percent), Dallas (up 2.4 percent) and Seattle.